Homicide, Gender and Responsibility Edited Collection published by Routledge

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Homicide, Gender and Responsibility: an International Perspective

Members of ICRU,  Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon and Professor Sandra Walklate have edited a new book examining the relationship between homicide, gender and responsibility. 

Homicide, Gender and Responsibility: An International Perspectivebrings together a range of international leading criminology and legal scholars to provide a unique contribution to the academic and policy engagement with the crime of homicide. Recognising that the crime of homicide has long animated academic debate, community concern and political attention, the editors propose that notions of gender, responsibility and justice are pivotal in understanding and responding to the continuum of lethal violence. The book builds on existing scholarship this area by examining the relationship between homicide, gender and responsibility not only in the context of the ‘private’ world of domestic murder but also in the more ‘public’ world of the state, the corporation, war, and genocide.

As well a chapter from Kate and one co-authored by Sandra and Ross McGarry, also a member of ICRU.

Professor Rosemary Gartner (University of Toronto) describes the book as ‘impressive, informative and imperative’ and notes that it ‘reveal[s] how our understandings of lethal violence shape constructions of gender and criminal responsibility’. The book will be of interest to students, scholars and policymakers working in criminology and socio-legal studies.

Homicide, Gender and Responsibility has been published by Routledge as part of their Routledge Studies in Crime and Society series. More information about the book is available here.